"Women Under Siege," a film about women in a Palestinian refugee camp that was made with a $120,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has come under attack as "unabashed propaganda for the Palestine Liberation Organization" by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. An ADL statement says the film "promotes a terrorist organization," idealizing the PLO while depicting Israelis as "a foreboding off-screen presence, unseen villains." Deputy NEH Chairman John Agresto said he and Chairman William Bennett saw the film and agreed with the ADL. "I wish they had pointed out that we did not make this grant. It was from the previous administration," Agresto said. "We are very much more sticklers that projects not be political . . . We don't want to see the humanities used for tendentious political ends. The truth is there's nothing about the humanities in that film . . . It is not a scholarly investigation of literature or philosophy or language." Filmmaker Elizabeth Fernea, a lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas at Austin, said, "The film does indeed have to do with the humanities. It is in the field of social history . . . I'm 55 years old and I've admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League for many years. I feel really quite sorrowful that they feel obliged to label every Palestinian--man, woman and child--as a terrorist."